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Today in 5 Lines During a news conference, President Trump said he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…
Monday, 16 October 2017 17:31

How states can save the Obamacare exchanges

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Daniel Hemel is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Health insurance premiums are likely…
On October 4, four American Special Forces soldiers were killed during an operation in Niger. Since then, the…
The drab White House briefing room is no place for a wedding, so on Monday afternoon, President Trump…
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether American courts can issue warrants for data stored overseas under current…
Monday, 16 October 2017 11:30

It’s 'hang together or hang separately' time!

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(Tom Toles) Nobody quite knows what to make of Stephen K. Bannon. In with President Trump, or out?…
Monday, 16 October 2017 08:06

Who Is Competent to Decide What Offends?

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As the ranks of college administrators have swelled in higher education, one task they’ve undertaken is more aggressively…
There’s a juicy family squabble brewing among California’s congressional Democrats. It seems Representative Ro Khanna, freshman standard-bearer for…
Monday, 16 October 2017 05:00

The Problem With Electing Prosecutors

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Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan’s district attorney, is facing intense public scrutiny for a series of prosecutorial decisions in…
Suzanne Nossel is executive director of PEN America. The effort of National Football League owners to move past…
Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:31

Why Ben Bernanke is worried

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Ben Bernanke is worried — and perhaps we should be, too. As chairman of the Federal Reserve from…
Sunday, 15 October 2017 19:31

We're going down a rabbit hole

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We’re continuing down into chaos and uncertainty not quite nine months into the Trump administration.
Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:28

Trump is the big star of Let's Break a Deal!

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(Tom Toles)
For his misbehavior, film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
Some evangelicals consider themselves pro-life and others consider themselves pro-social justice. Unfortunately these two warring tribes have not…
National anthems are ticklish things, as anyone who has paid attention to the news of the past few…
Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:00

How American Politics Became So Exhausting

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Alan Jacobs is something of an internet enigma. The Baylor University professor describes himself as a conservative Christian…
It is unlike President Trump to cheer when stocks fall, but early on Saturday he did just that.…
WASHINGTON — President Trump has had nothing but sharp words for some of the most notable accomplishments of…
WASHINGTON — President Trump leaves little doubt about what he thinks of his predecessor’s top domestic and international…
WASHINGTON — For more than an hour, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s high-profile chief operating officer, sheepishly pledged to “do…
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — “Liddle” Bob Corker is kind of a big deal around here. They knew it in…
When you read the stories, the voltage of the actresses' names illuminates the screen. Gwyneth Paltrow. Angelina Jolie.…
Saturday, 14 October 2017 06:00

How 'Evil' Became a Conservative Buzzword

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In the days following the Las Vegas shooting—as its horror has faded from news coverage behind revelations of…
A Canadian man who with his American wife and children were held hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban…
With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump’s poodle. Now comfortably leashed,…
WASHINGTON — The president was frustrated. Lawmakers were not passing what he wanted. They were “obstructionists,” he complained.…
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